Browns make smart decision with hire of Freddie Kitchens

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It also appears Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Munchak will remain in Pittsburgh after sources tell CBS Denver that the Broncos are hiring Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio as their next head coach.

There is a "good chance" Freddie Kitchens won't be leaving Cleveland. Under him was Freddie Kitchens, who ascended to offensive coordinator. After doing some research (really just looking up different people that Kitchens has coached with), a few names stuck out that could rise to the top of the list of potential contenders to lead under Kitchens. Austin since has been the defensive coordinator for the University of Florida Gators for one season under Urban Meyer, the Detriot Lions for three years from 2014-2017 under Jim Caldwell, and the Cincinnati Bengals for less than a year this season before being relieved from his duties by Marvin Lewis. Offensive coordinator suitors, however, is more of a crapshoot.

The team spoke to Kitchens on Monday in Berea.

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This is an important hire because of the impact it'll have on Baker Mayfield. The Browns even asked Stefanski who he would include on his coaching staff, should he get the job, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, the Browns will officially announce Kitchens as their head coach later today. He finished the year in that role after replacing the fired John DeFilippo for the final three games of the regular season.

Despite only having eight games of coordinator experience under his belt, Kitchens has been around the National Football League for a long time.

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However, owner Jimmy Haslam was not as sold on McCarthy. Haslam instead was pining for interim head coach and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.

Kitchens himself was a quarterback at Alabama in the early-to-mid 1990s, and at the time of his departure he ranked fourth in the school's history in in passing yards.

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